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rasa

[ruhs-uh] /ˈrʌs ə/
noun
1.
(in Hindu aesthetics) flavor, sentiment, or emotion: regarded as one of the fundamental qualities of classical music, dance, and poetry.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Sanskrit rasa sap, fluid, essence

rason

[rah-sawn; English ras-on] /ˈrɑ sɔn; English ˈræs ɒn/
noun, plural rasa
[rah-sah; English ras-uh] /ˈrɑ sɑ; English ˈræs ə/ (Show IPA).
Greek Orthodox Church
1.
a long, loose, black gown with wide sleeves, worn by the clergy.
Origin
1930-35; < Medieval Greek rháson a woolen cloth
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Encyclopedia Article for rasa

in Sanskrit literature, the concept of aesthetic flavour, or an essential element of any work of art that can only be suggested, not described. It is a kind of contemplative abstraction in which the inwardness of human feelings suffuses the surrounding world of embodied forms

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